Re: RDF and xml:base

>>>Graham Klyne said:
> At 01:00 PM 5/11/01 -0500, Aaron Swartz wrote:
> >The XML spec says that such names are reserved -- RDF never says that such
> >names should not be processed. From my reading, only the W3C is able to make
> >attributes starting with these characters, but I see nothing prevent them
> >from being processed by RDF.
> So maybe _that_ is something the RDFcore should clarify;  i.e. reserve 
> attributes starting with xml for XML processing, and not interpret them as 
> RDF properties?

That would be one way of putting it and I would support that (in
fact, I've implemented it!)

Another way would be for RDF to recast its interface to the RDF/XML
syntax in terms of the (an?) XML Infoset, or an RDF interpretation of

  An RDF Schema for the XML Information Set
  W3C Note 6 April 2001

  XML in RDF in XML via XSLT: an infoset implementation
  -- Dan Connolly (, Aug 13 2000

In this case unknown XML attributes could be made to appear in terms
the RDF world might understand, somehow.


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